FUN FACT #2: I used to sing, like... for real, I used to be really good, would sing in front of big crowds and just let my heart out off of the microphone, now I can’t even sing in the shower... I miss it
When you call your cat over to keep you company in dreaded hip openers but instead she puts on a jumping performance that would be impressive in the Olympics! Oh Noodle pie, how we love you so! I rarely post #realtimeyoga because I move pretty slow, and 1 minute doesn’t fit a lot in, but sometimes the yoga isn’t the point right?! 😹😻😹😻😹😻😹😻😹😻
P.s this is a section of the flow I did to warm up for my splits breakthrough yesterday. I used to think splits was a hamstring job, but the more time I spend around yogis at varying stages of their practice, the more perspective I have on my own, and the more research I do, I know now that hamstring flexibility is a nice-to-have and not a must-have. Splits are hips hips hips. So lunges, lizard, pigeon are your friends. Uncomfortable friends for sure, but definitely worth your time 💕
Wearing @aloyoga, practicing on @liforme
D A Y 9
#UpEndedAsanas - Teapot\Half Stag
I'd never heard this shape called teapot until @meganjoy.m talks about it in her @strengthandbalances ebook and now it's my favourite word for it. It's so fitting!
So for tomorrow I am your handstand host (YASSS!!)! And the thing I love most about this shape is it's helping me work on my hollowback by learning to push my chest through and still hold the balance. I'll put the mini photo-timer progressions in my story so you can see what I'm on about. But the 'spout' leg is so helpful to reach through to help maintain the balance whilst you bend a little more.
Check in later with @jbreton22 and @meganjoy.m for headstand and pincha options 💕 Be sure to follow our sponsors too!
❤️ @aloyoga ❤️ @strengthandbalances ❤️
"Give me unforgettable conversations instead of dinners, shower me with your secrets instead of your gifts, pick me up when I’m feeling down instead of picking me up in a limo, be my star instead of buying me diamonds and give me something the world can’t take back, give me something the world can’t break and give me something that will never lose its worth"
Day 16 #DigDeepYogis
Three thing that are important to you in a relationship?
1) trust - If you can't trust someone, you can't be in a relationship with them
2) communication - Talk to each other. No matter how well you know and love each other, you cannot read your partner’s mind
3) be you - You were a "you" before you were a "we," and you should continue to be a "you" when you get in a relationship. There's no amount of love that's worth giving up the essence of who you are
and I need to add one more - doing things together ♡
Beautiful and inspiring hosts:
My leggings: @ease.yoga ♡
My mat: @liforme ♡
#yogawithfinnleyharper went to her first yoga workshop with mommy and it was just so cute that we almost made Carson want to have kids ☺️
Thanks for making Finnleys life @carsonclaycalhoun! #flexiblefinnley
(Memphis also kept telling me... mom I really liked that guy. He likes video games like me 😂)
Thanks for the spot @gaby__om and the after class hangz (that never happened because we didn’t story it) We are the worst IGers but we’ll get it together next time when Carson hasn’t killed us 😂
When you reach for the stars, you are reaching for the farthest thing out there. When you reach deep into yourself, it is the same thing but in the opposite direction. If you reach in both directions, you will have spanned the u n i v e r s e. 🌙☄
“Practice is the process that will reveal the posture to you” 💫💫💫 There is one thing that has been on my mind all weekend. I think I have fallen into the IG comparison trap a little bit. I started to get frustrated with myself for not making quick enough progress... for being held up by my injury, for still being stiff in my body and not as bendy like all other great yogis out there. It seemed that whatever I tried, it did not work the way I thought it should. Thankfully, the one person I trust with my yoga practice, took the time this weekend to explain to me a few very important things that helped get over this state of mind. 1. There will always be someone better at the practice than you are. It’s a game without end, so let’s not go down that road 😜 2. I did make some progress already. Like that pigeon for example, the back is a little more flexible, the shoulders are feeling better. And 3. Avoid forcing yourself into advanced postures, if the body is not ready for it. Instead work separately on different basic pieces of the posture auch as the hip flexors, the backbends, the shoulder rotation, the front body and create a stable base. Eventually the pose will come together more easily. So the lesson learned is that every little thing we do shapes our practice into something better. We have time. Let’s give ourselves credit for where we are right now and be grateful for it.
For day 7 of #LetsStartAsanas we have #kingpigeon
Who loves to squat?
Squats are the best! Put simply, it's what our bodies are designed to do. When we squat, our lumbar spine extends, stretching the muscles in our low-back. ... Aside from being a perfect resting posture, squatting has the added benefit of working to fix the damage you've done to your hips and lumbar spine from sitting in chairs your whole life. So let’s just #popasquat